Tag Archive: management

Apr 25

Delegation: Doing it Well

Many of us have been told to delegate – especially when we let slip to upper management that we feel overworked. “Delegate more,” comes the smug advice. But when we try to delegate, it goes badly. Feeling that we could do it better and faster if we did it ourselves, we hurry through instructions, omitting major helpful pointers, and then are angry when employees fail to do what we wanted and we are forced to rush to finish the project ourselves.

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Oct 08

Get Past the Noise

Jenna Dobbins

“Growing up” in human resources and volunteering on boards that support my profession, I have seen my fair share of the good (collaboration, teamwork, effective change management) and the bad (discontent, frustration, misunderstandings) when it comes to interpersonal interactions.  I believe my professional and volunteer experiences have taught me how to identify and separate “real” …

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Jul 08

High Touch Leadership

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In the business of managing people there are so many resources available via the interwebs to help you do just that. To manage your people without getting sued, fired or fined can be defined in some areas as success in of itself. You can find books, webinars and podcasts to tell you how to engage …

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May 17

Blame it on Familiarity

Our next post in our guest blogger series comes from Shauna Moerke, the HR Minion.  Shauna is an HR professional, social media advocate, and a huge geek.  She blogs as the HR Minion, serves as the current Ringmistress of the Carnival of HR, Co-Host of the HR Happy Hour blog talk radio show, and is one …

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Apr 13

And, In the End, They Treated Them Well

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Even though, we’re seeing early signs of economic recovery, some organizations continue to “right size.” One such organization systematically planned, over the past few months, to reduce their number of employees by 30%.  In the organization’s history, this was the first time staffing levels had ever needed to be reduced.  Three senior managers (CEO, COO …

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